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 Post subject: Causual effect on separate branch following an arc flash incident
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:25 pm 

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Is it likely for an arc flash incident on one branch from primary distribution panel which tripped breaker to blow a fuse in a control panel of a separate branch?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:18 pm 

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The transient that occurred during the incident could feasibly effect anything downstream of the incident, so yes it could.

As in the rapid fluctuations in voltage could cause a fuse with in a control device to draw enough amperage to melt its element.


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